5 Tips for Making Your Products Stand out on +Swappow

It’s easy to make your products stand out in a crowd on +swappow. Here are a few tips that might help make your goods stand out from the crowd and keep people coming back for more.

  1. Make An Impression

Thumbnails are the first thing consumers are going to see when looking for products. Quality photography not only makes your products look their best, but it also signals that you are a trusted and quality seller that cares about what you are presenting. Good lighting is the key to good photography. Choose a natural background to make your products pop. Iron and clean clothing to give them a new life. Use actual people wearing or displaying them too even sometimes.

  1. Tell a Story

Does your product have an interesting story or unique feature? Did you get it someplace cool, did you ride it somewhere people might be stoked to learn about. No rules here. Tell it all. Mention it in the description! Fellow riders might like to know the details that might make a product distinct.


  1. Get Social

Just put up a new product for sale on +Swappow? Tell your friends to go check it out. Share it on social media. Add a link to the social media outlet of your choice directing new people to your +Swappow product. Share The Ride.

  1. Be Unique

Trying to get your brand off the ground? +Swappow is a great place to start building some buzz and and interest and drive sales. Our users are looking for, not only name brand items, but unique products and brands that you can’t find other places. Do you have a product you know the ride community would love? Post it on +Swappow for free today.

  1. Be Responsive

Since customers can’t physically view products they may ask questions about your products. Quickly responding to customer questions helps to lead to higher customer satisfaction which will bring buyers back to your items and get you good ratings. Being direct about shipping cost and time will help you become a reliable seller and keep customers feeling good while waiting for their package.



Skate After School is making a difference by changing after school programs forever

It’s a known fact that after school activities keep kids out of trouble, sustain learning, and provide a safe environment for students. After school programs give students entertainment provide hope for kids, especially those in underserved areas where resources may be strained. The typical list of after school programs include sports, chess, drama club ect. But what if an after school program could teach dedication, perseverance,and creativity; all while keeping students active? This is exactly what Skate After School is doing, and  it is changing the after school experience for many kids, while helping them discover a new passion.

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Skate After School matches talented and enthusiastic volunteers with Phoenix area schools to provide skateboard instruction to under served youth. With donated skateboard equipment, SaS is able to engage students in a challenging and exciting extracurricular activity. Using the acronym G.R.I.P. that stands for Generosity, Respect, Innovation and Perseverance, the program leaders work to use skateboarding as a platform to teach valuable character building and life lessons through the program.

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In 2014, Skate After School (SaS) raised over $13,000 with the help of a successful IndiGoGo Crowdfunding campaign which was sponsored in part by +swappow using +swappow’s credits as incentive for all donors and the +swappow mobile/web sharing and exchange marketplace. As you may know, +swappow is a newly launched marketplace where consumers, charities and the industry can swap, sell and share pre-owned action sports equipment for cash or credits.

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Skateboarding is a passion. It can be described as a sport, an art, a pastime. But what it really is a a way to learn about  life. You fall, you get up, you keep trying. You use obstacles in your environment and you navigate and manipulate them to your advantage. You learn how to be an accepting team player, while also being an individual whose success is only accountable to oneself. All of these lessons are valuable, and can be used throughout life and interactions with other people. The non-profit, Skate After School program offers kids a fun way to learn generosity, respect, innovation, and perseverance. In the past 3 years this program has been successful in igniting passion within these kids, and teaching them life lessons that extend far beyond the classroom all while having fun and staying active. To find out more follow this link: http://www.skateafterschool.org/

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Congratulations and much respect and appreciation to:

Bobby Green

Tim Ward

and Ryan Lay, their growing army of volunteers and to the skateboarding community for making this great program possible.

How to Set up a board drive for your community – 7 Simple Steps

Have you ever wondered how to give back to your community and to the action sports community? Do you feel the need to help others as well as shred every chance you get? Do you want to inspire people and keep them riding? Are you just bored and need an idea for a school project? Start a board drive on +swappow!

A board drive is simple. Just gather used boards (and any related gear – shoes, clothes, accessories, promo goods, etc..) and sell them on +swappow for real cash to donate to a charity of your choice! You can use the +swappow marketplace to make a difference in the lives of kids and keep everyone rolling/riding/sliding. Plus, by recycling old product, you are helping the environment by reducing solid waste!

So check out the easy steps below and get rolling today! Show us how much you raise and we will even match every dollar you raise in +swappow credits for you just for Sharing The Ride.

Starting a Board Drive is super easy, just follow these steps…

STEP 1: Choose a charity to support. This could be something action sports related, Like boarding for Breast Cancer, Skate After School or the Tony Hawk Foundation. Or, you could raise funds for the local homeless shelter in your community, your school, or any worthy cause you are interested in helping. No organization is too big or too small, so if you want to help out, choose your charity and let them know what you’re doing to help!Featured image

STEP 2: Promote it. People need to know what you’re in order to donate, so if you start a board drive your are going to want to tell EVERYONE about it. Start small, tell all your friends and maybe even enlist their help. Make fliers! Fliers are a great way to spread information. Hang them up at your local skate park, ski lift, everyone’s favorite burger joint, school, ect. The more people that know about your project, the more people will donate!

Featured imageSTEP 3: Designate drop off points or schedule pick ups. If you want people to donate, your best bet is to set up a drop off box somewhere. It could be at your local boardshop, your school, the skatepark, or anywhere where you think people would go to donate. Just make sure you get permission from the owner, or whoever is in charge of the establishment before you go ahead and set up a box. Make sure you mark your box, and label it so everyone knows it is for your Board Drive. You can put stickers on it, draw on it, and make it look as cool as you want! Make sure you check your box regularly so you can stay on top off the donations your getting, and regularly pick up boards that accumulate  in your box!  Also, if you know someone who wants to donate but can’t make it to one of your boxes, go pick up the donations from them yourself!

STEP 4: Gather and list all donated items on +swappow. First, you will need a +swappow account, which we hope you have by now. If not, sign up for a free account on www.swappow.com, it’s super easy! Next, you are going to want to list the boards, this means you have to take pictures of all the boards you get, upload the pictures onto the site, and chose a fair price to sell your boards. Once you list the boards, let the site do it’s work. People will start buying up the boards in no time, and you will see your donation dollars rise!

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Step 5: Sell them on swappow and complete your transaction: When you sell your boards on www.swappow.com you will need to make sure you complete the transactions in order to get the money for your charity. This means you need to make sure the buyers revcieve their boards. You may have to ship boards to buyers, meet them somewhere, or have the buyer pick the board up. This step is crucial to the success of your board drive. Remember, you’re also helping a board get in the hands of another rider, you’re helping people alot more than you think!

Step 6: Raise money for your charity, and donate it! This is the last real step of your board drive. In order to complete your project, you must make sure all the funds you raised gets into the hands of the charity you chose! You may need to contact the charity if you have not already. They will be stoked that you are helping out! Prepare to get alot of thanks for all your hard efforts, people appreciate your kindness.

Step 7: Know you’ve made a difference. No matter how much money you raise from your board drive, whether it be a huge amount or just a couple bucks, know that you have made a difference! By completing a board drive, you have helped out a charity, gotten a board in another kids hands for less money, and you’ve successfully recycled and helped the environment by reducing solid waste. Know that you have done good, and feel proud of your efforts!

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We’ll match whatever you raise in +swappow credits – eveyone wins

Want help setting up your board drive – email laura@swappow.com to get help!

Thanks for Sharing the Ride!